Wisconsin voters head to the polls

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters go to the polls today for the Wisconsin Republican and Democratic primaries. Republicans will award 18 delegates to their statewide winner, and three more to the winners in each of the state's eight congressional districts. Republican Ted Cruz is aiming to clean up in Milwaukee, John Kasich has been focusing on Madison and Donald Trump is expected to do well in the north.

Polls across the state close at 9 p.m. EDT. The state historically has been fairly quick to release its vote count. Milwaukee is generally the exception to that rule, meaning that close races frequently come down to the size and direction of the vote count there.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Getting nominated is going to be a challenge for Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Bernie Sanders no matter what happens in their respective primaries today in Wisconsin. For Cruz, a win could help force a final fight at the convention itself in July. A Sanders win keeps him relevant, but doesn't close the gap much on Hillary Clinton.

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